The Pinellas Legislative Delegation supports a revamp of PSTA; what would it mean for local transit?

A Republican Florida representative has proposed a bill that would change how Pinellas County’s transit organization is governed.
Read more
bus rapid transit BRT St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida GOP Chair Christian Ziegler, husband of Moms For Liberty cofounder, accused of sexual battery by alleged menage a trois lover

Christian Ziegler, Florida’s GOP chairman and husband of Sarasota County School Board member and Moms of Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler, is under criminal investigation after...
Read more
Christian Ziegler

A decade after Rick Scott refused $1.25 billion from feds, a Florida lawmaker proposes $50 million for private passenger rail between Tampa and Orlando

Florida lawmakers are championing hundreds of projects including $50 million for Brightline to extend rail from Orlando to Tampa.
Read more
railroad tracks train

Here comes the Sun: Talking pro women’s soccer in Tampa Bay

The new professional women’s soccer team has a name - Tampa Bay Sun FC-will kick off its inaugural season in August 2024.
Read more
A yellow and blue soccer team logo unveiling ceremony

Responding to Food Insecurity in Florida with Gulf Coast JFCS

It’s Thanksgiving time and our thoughts turn to food and those who may not have it. Our friends from Gulf Coast JFCS joined us to...
Read more

Get answers about open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace

Information how navigators can help you choose the Obamacare plan that’s best for you and if you are eligible for financial assistance.
Read more
Obamacare ACA
Aerial photo of downtown Tallahassee, Florida and the State Capitol

The 2023 Florida legislative session summarized: Here are 10 big issues that passed

In the 2023 Florida Legislative session, the Republican-controlled House & Senate passed bills that were priorities of Gov. Ron DeSantis.
WMNF Daily news digest, called "The Scoop"

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Friday, April 7th, 2023

The Scoop is WMNF's daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, April 7th, 2023.
For rent sign / renters / rental vouchers housing vouchers housing

Affordable housing plan gets final approval in Florida Legislature

The Florida Legislature's $711 million effort to make housing more affordable for working Floridians is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis.
St. Pete cityscape

UPDATE: St. Petersburg passes a housing-density increase; it draws mixed reactions from local groups

Listen: Update: On Thursday evening after this story aired St. Pete City Council passed the housing-density increase. The St Petersburg city council will vote on a measure to increase housing density in the city, however,...
For rent sign / renters / rental vouchers housing vouchers housing

Housing bill teed up in Florida Senate

A $711 million proposal intended to make housing more affordable for working Floridians is ready to quickly go before the state Senate.

Temple Terrace residents could soon be covered under Hillsborough County’s Tenant’s Bill of Rights

Temple Terrace City Council last month quietly voted to request that Hillsborough County’s Tenant’s Bill of Rights ordinance cover its city residents. Because the ordinance currently only applies to unincorporated Hillsborough County, it does not...
house for sale home housing prices

Housing challenges linger in Florida after Hurricane Ian

Temporary housing remains an issue for thousands of residents displaced by Hurricane Ian, two months after the storm.

The Salvation Army adding more housing

The Salvation Army is making more housing available for people experiencing homelessness in North Lakeland.
St. Pete cityscape

Working people in St. Petersburg struggle to afford living in the city in which they work

The Sunshine City is becoming unaffordable for working-class residents, including essential workers in the public sector.
Housing prices / rentals inflation / Homeowner assistance

How Florida homeowners and renters can apply for financial assistance

Financial assistance is available for Florida homeowners and for renters who have been impacted by the COVID-19 economy.

The Polk County Commission rejects a proposed development

By a 4-1 vote, the Polk County Commission rejected a plan to build 894 single-family homes in a rural area north of State Road 60.

WaveMakers: Tampa Neighborhoods with Stephanie Poyner

Stephanie Poyner of the Tampa Homeowners Association of Neighborhoods and Creative Loafing's Justin Garcia talk about tensions in Tampa.

Follow us on Instagram